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Alcoa Procurement Interview Questions

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Procurement Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alcoa.

Interview

Attended a University Job fair where I spoke with a recruiter and handed them a resume. I also applied online a day after. 2 months later, I received a phone call to answer brief behavioral questions, and then was invited to visit their corporate center in Pittsburgh. Had 4 30-minute interviews during my visit.

Didn't receive an offer to work in Pittsburgh but was offered a similar internship at another facility in Indiana.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself
    Tell me about a time when you experienced a problem, and had to come up with a solution to work around it.
    There was also 1 case question and 1 quantitative question  
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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    It was mostly behavioral. I had a telephonic interview first, where I was asked to do a simple logical math problem. After that, I had three in person interviews scheduled with the team whom i will be working with. Totally 6 people interviewed me in three different interviews (this excluded the telephonic interview). They said they will get back to me within a week, and they did so as committed.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase.


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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alcoa in August 2011.

    Interview

    Behavioral Interview

    Competencies:
    HIGH PERFORMANCE FOCUS (workload was heaviest, big obstacle to achieving goal, focus on achieving goal, communication unclear, significant accomplishment)

    ANALYTICAL/STRATEGIC THINKING (situation where research/analytical thinking was necessary, difficult problem personally or on job, complicated problem in tight timeframe, confronted with unexpected problem at work)

    DRIVE FOR CHANGE (creative idea, steps to control errors in projects, improve efficiency, identify small problm before it becomes too big)

    ACCOUNTABILITY (time when goal wasn't going to be achieved, set high standards and stuck to them despite obstacles, time when not fully utilized, objectives for year)

    LEADERSHIP (situation when you had to influence peer, leadership role, accomplishment, how do you motivate)

    CUSTOMER FOCUS (respond to negative feedback from customer, extra effort to satisfy customer, elements of customer relationship building, time when you had to do something right for you but wrong for customer)

    COLLABORATION (difficulty getting along with someone, personal goal you had to sacrifice, resolve conflict between team members, time when you didn't agree with decision or approach team took)

    DEVELOPMENT OF SELF & OTHERS (able to learn something complex, keep up with changes in professional field, what are your strengths/weaknesses, opportunity to coach someone)

    Interview Questions

    • totally unexpected problem at work and how did you handle?   Answer Question

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